Ard Na Rí fight back for a win

Under 16B Hurling

Con Magees 3-9  Ard Na Rí  3-13

Ard Na Rí staged a great second half comeback to beat Con Magees Glenravel in Tuesday evening’s Under 16 B Hurling Championship game at Fr Maginn Park. At half time the home team appeared to be on their way to their second win of the campaign when they led by 3-8 to 1-6, but Ard Na Rí battled back after half time, scoring 2-7 while holding the home team to just a single point.

Cormac McKeown opened the scoring for Glenravel in the opening minute but the Belfast boys came back strongly with point from Niall Fallon, Fintan Cleary and Dairmuid Martin, before midfielder Fallon grabbed the first goal of the game on nine minutes. Glenravel responded with a goal of their own inside thirty seconds through Conor Larverty to leave just two between the sides but the home team fought back to draw level at the first half water break. When the action got going again Glenravel took control of the game and boosted by goals from Conor Duffin and Joe McKay they pulled away to lead by 3-8 to 1-6 at half time.

Ard Na Rí laid down a marker at the start of the second half when corner forward David Prenter grabbed his team’s second goal inside a minute and that set the trend Fintan Cleary added two points to bring his team level. Niall Fallon put his team back in front on 38 minutes when he scored his team’s third goal and it was plain sailing from this stage on as Cleary added five more points, three of them from frees, to wrap up the win and claim their place at the top of the table.  

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